“Focused, productive, successful mornings generate focused, productive, successful days – which inevitably creates a successful life – in the same way that unfocused, unproductive, and mediocre mornings generate unfocused, unproductive, and mediocre days and ultimately a mediocre quality of life. By simply changing the way you wake up in the morning, you can transform any area of your life, faster than you ever thought possible.”– Hal Elrod
Up until November, I had pretty much resigned to the life of a “Night Owl”. “I was born that way!” I said. No, really though, I was that baby that slept until 9:30am at two months old. *cough* You’re welcome, Mom. *cough* But in my pursuit to build a happy life, I started to notice a pattern. No matter the theme of the month, my featured gurus were …. (more…)
“Why do you even make those stupid resolutions, Jess? Nobody ever finishes New Years Resolutions.”–nameless co-worker
Ahem… correction! 8% of people achieve their New Year’s Resolution!
That still sounds pathetic, huh?
So, why do I do it? Well, aside from the fact that I get giddy about goal-setting, I do believe that there is an effective method to approaching New Year’s Resolutions… or any long-term goal, really. And that method is, of course… (more…)
What kind of a day are you having? A good day? Like a really good day? A 10? AMAZING!
Oh, but what if you’re having an awful day? One of those “when it rains, it pours” kind of days… Or worst of all, you can’t even rank the kind of day you’ve been having because you don’t even remember what you ate for breakfast this morning. The day blends in because it’s the same boring routine.
What if I told you that regardless of whether you’re having an amazing day or an awful day… you caused it!? (more…)
This past week, I had two mornings in a row where I woke up and was immediately bombarded with distractions, unexpected issues, bad moods, and stressful interactions. I just felt “off” and was in no mood to write about positivity.
Sorry. It just wasn’t gonna happen.
So I did what I always do? I picked up my phone and (more…)